- botanical name: Rosmarinus officinalis ‘Tuscan Blue’
- perennial zones 7-9
- height 36-48″
- spacing 36-48″ apart
- full sun tolerant, partial shade
- dry-average, well-drained soil
- flower color blue
- uses in garden: great in containers, cut foliage, drought tolerant, evergreen, fragrant,
- use in chicken, fish, lamb, rice, tomato dishes, herb butters, potpourri and sachets
- attracts honey bees
- deer resistant, repels carrot flies outdoors and moths indoors
Tuscan Blue Rosemary is a tall and stately variety of Rosemary that will reach up to 48 inches tall. It has broad, fragrant leaves which are great for potpourri. Tuscan Blue has a lemony tang that goes along with its pine flavor and scent. It is not as harsh a taste as most other varieties and partners well with chicken, lamb, and fish. Find great Rosemary recipes here!
Rosemary likes well drained, average to dry soil. It prefers a sheltered position such as on the south or southwest side of a wall or foundation. It tolerates part shade, but the flavor of the plant may be weakened if it doesn’t get enough sun. Prune the plants after flowering. In the summer, fertilize potted plants after the flowers have appeared. As with all varieties of Rosemary, it performs very well in pots and may be brought indoors for winter use.
Preferred method – propagate new plants by cuttings so they stay true to type. Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer for next year’s growth.